To identify a possible manifestation of the herpes virus and halting their demonstration, recognize the initial symptoms prior to the eruption of the skin:
These symptoms can arise in several hours, until 2 to 3 days before the appearance of bubbles, or in vesicles characteristic of cutaneous manifestation of the herpes virus.
The blisters, which are surrounded by a red border, can occur anywhere on the skin or mucous membranes, but occur most often in and around the mouth, lips and genitals.
Symptoms of genital herpes
The symptoms of genital herpes include:
- Small wounds grouped, rounded edges, reddish, with transparent liquid in its interior
- Burning when urinating or defecating, if you are located near the anus
- Groin Anguages
- Loss of appetite
These sores tend to disappear within 10 days, but the use of Acyclovir may speed up your healing.
The first manifestation of genital herpes may experience flu-like symptoms, such as low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle pain and tiredness. However, this is not common in other manifestations of the disease, and about 10% of patients may indicate meningitis in this first phase.
The sores of genital herpes usually appear on the penis, vulva, vagina, peri anal region or anus. They may also arise in the urethra and in cervix. When it reaches the urethra, there may be difficulty urinating due to pain and urinary retention.
Contamination with the virus of genital herpes occurs exclusively sexually, having no relationship with the herpes simplex virus, which causes cold sores, for example.
Symptoms of ocular herpes
Ocular herpes symptoms can be similar to pink eye. They are:
- Itching in the eye
- Pain in the eye
- Red eye
- And, sometimes, blurred vision
These symptoms must not be ignored and should be treated as soon as possible, to avoid complications. The use of eyedrops is indicated, but may be required to perform surgery.
Pictures of Herpes
Treatment of herpes
Treatment of herpes is done with the use of anti-viral drugs and/or topical anti-inflammatories for approximately 10 days. But, this is a self-limited infection and the symptoms go away without any treatment. However, it is important to seek medical help in case of shingles in the eye.
It is important that the individual knows that herpes has no cure and that it manifests itself from time to time, being less and less frequent with advancing age.